Jim Schlusemann is a transformational business leader who improves profitability and impacts business process and performance across multiple industries. Jim brings immediate value and impact by leveraging his experience to help companies navigate growth and change. As Founder and President of Prosperia International, a business consulting firm, he is focusing on business and process improvement.
Jim began his career as a machinist, setting up, operating and programming conventional and CNC machines that made parts for construction equipment, engines and trucks at Navistar, a global manufacturing company. He held positions of process, industrial, and systems engineer. After introducing computers to factory floor operations, Jim achieved the executive position of Chief Information Officer for Navistar’s engine business. In that role, he directed initiatives that expanded business operations to Brazil, Mexico, India and China. He later helped Navistar re-launch manufacturing foundries in Indiana and Wisconsin.
His career spans the gamut of life on the production floor, leading major company initiatives, improving business practices as well as bringing insight to the strategic issues facing organizations in today's world.
Prosperia International LLC - 2013 - Present
Independent business advisor specializing in business development, transformation and optimization.
Navistar, Inc., Lisle Illinois - 1973 - 2013
Global Business Development Executive -- 2009-2012
Built entire business teams and led initiatives that expanded business operations in the US, Brazil, Mexico, India and China.
Information Technology Executive -- 1987-2009
20+ years’ experience in IT, including 16-years as Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Navistar’s Engine Group.
Manufacturing operations and Management -- 1973-1987
10+ year’s experience in manufacturing operations, industrial and manufacturing engineering.